The new special regulations were put into effect following the discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in
"Hunters who harvest deer in Virginia may bring into West Virginia only the meat from which all bones have been removed, the cape, antlers or antlers and skull plate from which all meat or tissue has been removed, cervid canines and finished taxidermy heads," reads a DNR press release on the matter.
CWD was detected in
Hunters could be stopped after crossing into the state and if the illegal deer are found in their possession could be cited and fined.
“As we strive to meet this wildlife disease challenge and implement appropriate management strategies, the support and involvement of landowners and hunters remains essential,” said West Virginia DNR Director Frank Jezioro. “The WVDNR is committed to keeping the public informed and involved in these wildlife disease management actions.”